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Australian Ageing Agenda

An online magazine that provides information, news, analysis and opinion pieces for people who work in the broad area of Aged Care.

TOOLS

1. Alzheimer's Australia

2. Centre for Cultural Diversity and Ageing

  • Communication Signs: These card depicts a wide range of activities and situations to aid communication.
  • Aged Care Signage:  This resource provides signage in over 25 languages to help support clients and service providers.
  • Multilingual Publications links: This page provides links to multilingual information from across Australian organization

3. Dementia Behaviour Management Advisory Service (DBMAS)

DBMAS also povides a Resource Library that includes information for health professionals and family members of people living with Dementia. Resources such as

  • Comprehensive Guides: Understand & Respond to Behaviour
  • Quick Reference Guides
  • Resources for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders living in remote communities - includes posters and videos
  • Resources: Psychosocial Approaches

4. DementiaKT

A resource focusing on translating research into practice. it has a number of toolkits for professionals including the Dementia Outcomes Measurement Suite or DOMS. DOMS is a compendium of validated tools for the assessment of various aspects of dementia by health care professionals.

  • Cognition
  • Staging
  • Function
  • Behaviour
  • Delirium
  • Quality of Life

5. ​ReBOC: Reducing Behaviours of Concern

The content of this guide draws on currently accepted knowledge of the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), and promotes evidence based practice in dementia care to maximise the quality of life for people living with dementia and their carers. 

How to use this guide​

This guide has been designed to be used in conjunction with your organisational procedures, starting with a risk assessment of the behaviours of concern. After the risk assessment, you sequentially step through the other sections of the guide. If the behaviours of concern are resolved, then you do not need to continue with the steps.

If at any point in time you are unsure of how to complete one of the steps, consult the relevant section of this guide as it will provide you with some useful suggestions to try. (from website)

 

LATEST ARTICLES

Latest articles on Behaviours of Concern from PsychInfo (Ebsco)

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MOBILE APPS FOR CLINICIANS

 

BPSD Guide

The BPSD Guide was developed to provide guidance for clinicians in their role of assisting residential aged care facility staff, community care staff and family members caring for persons living with dementia, who present with behavioural and psychological symptoms. The app provides summary information relevant to the most commonly presenting behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

Available on iTunes and GooglePlay

MOBILE APPS FOR CARERS

 

Care4Dementia

This App was developed to provide information and support for carers in their role of caring for persons with behavioural changes that can occur in dementia. Information on what these behaviours look like, why they might be happening and what you can do to help is included for those most commonly reported by carers. Understanding why behavioural changes are occurring can help to manage the behaviour. 

Available on iTunes and GooglePlay